Writing Children's Literature: Revision


Course Details

  • Location: UW Seattle
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $790

Next Start Date:

January 9, 2018

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course

The process of rewriting is critical to creating a strong story, and children’s literature is no exception. Studying the greats of the genre is one of the best ways to grow your own writing as you revise and refine your draft with an eye toward publication.

In this course, you’ll develop a clear sense of direction in your writing for children. We’ll explore a variety of revision techniques to enhance your work, including researching and reflection. You’ll also explore different types of plots, how to reveal and build character, the importance of setting and the power of language.

Designed For

Those interested in revising their children’s book.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Elements of craft utilized in the classics of children’s literature
  • Techniques for story development
  • Major tools for revision
  • Methods for critiquing others’ work
  • Knowledge you can apply to future writing projects

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll revise your draft of a picture book, chapter or whole novel for young readers.

Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Course Sessions


Meet your instructor

Jolie Stekly

Writer, Teacher, Coach


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.